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RockyMounts suspends operations

Published March 25, 2020

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rack and accessory brand RockyMounts is shutting down its operations here due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on business.

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"Our business just stopped," owner Bobby Noyes told BRAIN on Wednesday. Rocky Mounts does significant business with REI — which shut down two weeks ago — and Amazon, which is no longer warehousing non-essential products. Noyes said the company had three containers of products on the water from Asia, and nowhere to send the merchandise now.

Noyes moved the company from Boulder to Grand Junction last year and is operating out of temporary offices while building a new headquarters building. He had planned to move the company into the new building this summer.

The company laid off a dozen workers, all of whom had recently moved across the state from Boulder to Grand Junction. "I'm working with them one-on-one to help them out the best we can," Noyes said. 

"We have so many problems now, here and around the world. So I'm trying to keep this in perspective. ... I don't know when we re-open. I'm working on a plan to ramp back up, but there's no way of knowing what things will be like after this."

Noyes said the company would stop shipping products at the end of day Wednesday. 

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